Hello We Are Fish, But Actually We Are Fish From The Dead, oil and acrylic on roofing paper, 36 by 51 in. Emilia Kallock 2021
I created this image for the Greenwood Tree Community 2021 School Fundraising Auction, to support their themes of honoring the community and working together. Drawing metaphor from the collective working nature of honey bees, the concept of Melissas come from pre and ancient Greek culture, and represent feminine figures in leadership roles who serve the community. To create this image, in addition to working freehand, I used digital assistance for the geometric elements in the composition.
© Emilia Kallock
It was a still evening as the sun set over the bay on the landscape in front of my art studio, and I specifically painted this oil painting to celebrate the rare remaining coastal woods in the area that animals call home. Stanwood is the closest town to the south. We are at a crucial time where City and County Council’s decisions directly affect what happens to this land by either creating tax incentives for landowners to preserve wild spaces, create nature preserves, support the creation of self-subsistence rural home lots, or they can provide incentives for large corporate track home developers and businesses to alter the landscape forever. Other areas in the state that have preserved their way of life and have created large green spaces for habitat and recreation are the ones with the highest appeal and have the greatest tourist draw ($$). Their communities and businesses benefit immensely from visitor’s revenue. And they are not the only ones who benefit: so will the ecosystem and the wildlife that call this place home.
I Don’t Consume Food From Industrially Raised Animals Because it’s Fucking Gross and Mean, watercolor and pen on paper, 8 by 10 in. Emilia Kallock, 2020